Historical Society gift show March 23 in Sparta

The Monroe County Historical Society’s 88th annual Spring Art, Craft and Country Gift Show will be held Saturday March 23 at Sparta High School, 500 N. Black River St. in Sparta from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm.

Over 200 booths will display their wares with free parking and handicapped parking available.

Vendors will offer items including clothing, toys, furniture, soaps, stitchery, jewelry, pottery, hand-carved antlers, baskets, yardsticks and Easter decor.

Lunch will be available on site.

The gift show is a fund raiser for the Monroe County Historical Society.

Laura Joy coming to Grand Hotel Ballroom

Laura Joy, winner of the Great River Folk Festival songwriting contest in 2017, returns to La Crosse for a March 22 concert at The Grand Hotel Ballroom, 207 Pearl St.

A nationally touring artist who has been compared to artists ranging form Joni Mitchell to Natalie Merchant, Joy has opened for and shared stages with artists including Greg Brown, Robbie Fulks and Restless Heart.

Her show at the Grand Hotel Ballroom (above The Pearl Ice Cream Parlor) starts at 8 p.m., with doors open at 7. Admission is $10.

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